NYE: Up at all hours

I saw the new year in and then some: Knitted until 6 am...Thank goodness for Toby Stephens in Jane Eyre on PBS...

I am "this close" to finishing a "reimagined" sweater: It's a brushed Peruvian wool raglan pullover. Kind of scratchy (there was a lot of debris in the handspun wool... I spent a day picking it out). It fitted badly, but something about it's ruggedness really appealed to me, AND the fact that the yarn is kind of bulletproof: Not the usual cheap Peruvian sweater that falls apart as soon as you look at it.

I've steaked the front, put in a zip, opened up the armpits and put in gussets, removed the collar and put in a hoodie, put in a blind hemline (my trademark... no visible ribbing but nice and fitted at the bottom).
I will probably put in a thin fleece lining and use it as a prototype for a line of knitted fall jackets. I TOTALLY love it.

Pictures to soon follow.

Comments

ManMadeKnits's picture

Hey! I was up until 5am knitting, too!

"The only sin is mediocrity." --Martha Graham

V's picture

Great! Can't wait to see the pictures.

albert's picture

Bob,

What is a blind hemline?

grandcarriage's picture

You know how when you put ribbing at the bottom of a garment, it snugs up to the body, making the rest of the fabric above it blouse out?
A blind hemline or ribbing, is a cuff that's designed to be turned under, so it still snugs to the body and blocks drafts, but leaves a clean hem edge in the mainbody fabric. I'll post a detail picture when the garment is done.

albert's picture

Thanks, look forward to the picture.

purlyman's picture

I wasn't up knitting... didn't even make it to midnight. But we were watching Jane Eyre!!

Frank

BuduR's picture

I've been sick, and the medicine I'm taking knocks me out. The kids woke me up at 2 minutes to midnight. I stayed awake long enough to say yay. and went right back to bed.

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MMario's picture

Good Lord - wouldn't it have been easier to just knit the damn thing from scratch?

I didn't even come close to seeing in the New Year - went to bed early - slept late.
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grandcarriage's picture

It's going to be a prototype for some jackets I'm designing for a fall/winter 08 collection. I'm really psyched. It looks and feels GREAT!

I like trying out my ideas by reworking/tailoring garments I've found at thriftstores...It saves time and materials...Then, if I like how the idea turns out, I write up a pattern and go from there...

MMario's picture

Makes sense to me!

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

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Oh dear! Only 00.20 saw me put away my knitting and go to bed...

Eagerly awaiting pics of this. Sounds amazing and what a way to bring in the New Year.

Luke